It’s been 5 months since we started the hunt for more bookcases to hopefully get the rest of the books onto shelves. Those books have been in boxes, in stacks, in closets. The shelves are in, and books have been moved from hither and yon into new locations. This, as it turns out, meant moving a lot of books that were already happily on shelves to different shelves and rearranging things in three rooms.
The pulp reprints changed rooms, all the hardcover SF-F went into the new shelves plus the things that didn’t fit the old space added in, more than half of the art books were moved, the poetry shelved. The non-fiction and general fiction are shelved – not in this room – and a lot of things in storage are now out. And look! There are empty bookshelves!
I took a few “before” pictures of blank walls, and just took some “after” pictures. The room is multi-purpose: my drawing table, work table, a new love seat for reading, visiting, etc. plus the books. There is still a drafting lamp to install and art supplies to put in new plastic storage bins. This is the first time I’ve had an art space since I retired in 2002.